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HB18-1010: Department Of Human Services Report Data And Add MembersTo Working Group

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: HB18-1010
Year: 2018
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: P. Lee (D)/J. Wilson (R)/D. Coram (R)


The bill requires the department of human services (department),
to calculate annually the recidivism rate and educational outcomes for
juveniles committed to the custody of the department who complete their

parole sentences and discharge from department supervision. In
calculating the recidivism rate, the department shall include any juvenile
who is adjudicated for or convicted of a criminal offense, either as a
juvenile or as an adult, within 3 years after department discharge. The
department shall report the recidivism rate and educational outcomes to
the general assembly annually.
Existing law requires the state auditor to perform 2 audits of the
department’s reports of recidivism rates and educational outcomes. The
bill requires the judicial department to provide data to the state auditor as
permissible by law for the purposes of these audits.
The bill adds 2 members to the youth restraint and seclusion
working group within the division of youth services.

Current Status:

Governor Signed (03/07/2018)

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